Our awards and honours
Mel Silverman Mentorship Award
Our Director, Dr. Anne Bassett, will be receiving the 2017 Institute of Medical Science Mel Silverman Mentorship Award on May 3rd. This award is presented to an IMS graduate faculty member who has served as an outstanding mentor and role model for graduate students, and who has contributed in a significant way to the IMS graduate program. All candidates for this award are nominated by IMS graduate students.
Junior Investigator Award
Our graduate PhD student, Ania Fiksinski, was one of two recipients of the Junior Investigator Award for the most outstanding presentation by a junior faculty member at The 10th Biennial International 22q11.2 Conference in Sirmione, Italy in July. Ania’s presentation was entitled “Autism Spectrum and Psychosis Risk in the 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Findings From a Prospective Longitudinal Study”.
Max Alexandroff Award
Dr. Erik Boot has received the 2015-2016 Max Alexandroff Award given by the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Awards from the University Health Network Centre for Mental Health
Dr. Erik Boot has received the following awards from the University Health Network - Centre for Mental Health:
- 2015-2016 Fellow Research Award
- 2015-2016 Fellowship Travel Award
- 2014-2015 Fellow Research Award
These are photos from the award ceremony for the 2014-15 year.
McLaughlin Early Career Investigator Award
Our Dalglish Fellow, Dr. Erik Boot, is a McLaughlin Early Career Investigator Award winner for the 2015 World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Toronto, Canada from October 16-20, 2015. Congratulations!
The Angelo DiGeorge Memorial Medal
The Angelo DiGeorge medal recognizes an outstanding contribution to our understanding and/or treatment of the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, and was inaugurated in 2010 to commemorate the life and work of Dr. Angelo DiGeorge.
Prospective recipients may be:
- Basic scientists working on the molecular, cellular, or developmental basis of the condition,
- Clinical scientists working on diagnosis and treatment of any aspect of the syndrome,
- Allied health professionals, educators or welfare workers who make major contributions to the wellbeing of patients and families affected,
- Exceptionally, organizations who fund or facilitate the above activities
The 2014 recipient, presented at the 9th Biennial International 22q11.2 Syndrome Meeting in Mallorca, Spain:
Dr. Anne S. Bassett, MD, FRCPC
The University of Toronto 25 Year Service Award
The University of Toronto honours staff and faculty who have given 25, 35 and 40 years of service. The reception for this award takes place every spring. On May 7, 2014, Dr. Bassett received the 25 Year Service Award.
Named as a highly influential biomedical researcher, 1996–2011
One of our collaborators, Dr. Anthony Lang, has been ranked among the world's most highly influential biomedical researchers by the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Here are the original publication and the news on the UHN website.
Dr. Lang, a neurologist at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC), works heavily with our clinic in the field of Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.
Congratulations, Dr. Lang!